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Camden N.J Light Rail Plans Finally On Track

Gov. Jon S.

Christie begins race for N.J. governor. He talked about cities as if he were a Democrat.

"In order to grow our economy and improve our state, I will propose a plan to renew our cities." "I have come to firmly believe that the only way to improve our state is to improve our cities.

SUSPEND HOPE VI

SUSPEND HOPE VI

Campbell's Soup's New World Headquarters, in Camden, New Jersey moves forward.

Campbell's Soup's new Charter violating World Headquarters, in Camden, New Jersey moves forward.

WSJ March 7, 2009: "A Hole Grows in Brooklyn" Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards Debacle

Now officials have a mess on their hands. The development got just far enough to do considerable damage to the neighborhood without progressing far enough to do any good...

Philly: Mayor Nutter proceeds with waterfront plan

By Inga Saffron Inquirer Architecture Critic

Mayors' Institute on City Design

Philadelphia is this season's venue for the Mayors' Institute on City Design, a sort of traveling university that was created to teach urban mayors about the role design plays in infrastructure and re

Harvard Study: Happiness is contagious, spreading among friends, neighbors, siblings and spouses...

Feb 8, 2009, Harvard Study: Happiness is contagious, spreading among friends, neighbors, siblings and spouses...

A mass transit dilemma: Ridership up, funds down.

Public transport systems are reeling from an economic crisis that has dried up tax revenue and blown gaps in state budgets. They are having to raise fares and cut services.

By Richard Fausset

Communities battle 'unfair' housing rule

Five well-heeled South Jersey communities continue to fight a state plan to create nearly 4,000 affordable housing units in the next nine years.In July, Gov. Jon S.